library

[ lahy-brer-ee, -bruh-ree, -bree ]SEE DEFINITION OF library
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Hawarden library gave every evidence of being for use, and not show.

One of the main points of interest at the home of Mr. Gladstone is the library.

She prevails, and rescues him from the mysterious perils of the library.

He spent his evenings when at Hawarden in a cosy corner of the library reading.

Uneasily, he had remained in the library until the allotted time was elapsed.

Burke stood just within the library, a revolver pointed menacingly.

In the "Library" proper, however, there are few traces of them.

After dinner, when I happened to be alone a minute in the library, Mr. Hynes came in.

He felt he was intruding, and that at a sacred moment—the moment of the arrival of the library.

The library is divided into five parts, and each librarian gets a share.

WORD ORIGIN

place for books, late 14c., from Anglo-French librarie, Old French librairie "collection of books" (14c.), noun use of adj. librarius "concerning books," from Latin librarium "chest for books," from liber (genitive libri) "book, paper, parchment," originally "the inner bark of trees," probably a derivative of PIE root *leub(h)- "to strip, to peel" (see leaf). The equivalent word in most Romance languages now means "bookseller's shop." Old English had bochord, literally "book hord."

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